Esther OGOUNIYI ADIMI is Beninese researcher since 2019 at LARDES which is affiliated to the Department of Economics and Rural Sociology of the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Parakou in Benin. She holds a PhD in Rural Development Economics from the University of Parakou in Benin and a Master’s degree in Project Management at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin.

Its research focus is on the economics of education, gender, the occupational integration of young people and the performance of farms. She has presented scientific papers at scientific conferences and published scientific papers in national and international journals. She is a Team leader of the PIERI 20374 project team of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) where they implemented a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Benin to test an integrated approach to gender-differentiated agricultural producer capacity building and PIERI 20580 to testing the levels of knowledge, attitudes and practices of soybean producers facing Covid 19 and analyzing the strategies developed by the producers in the face of the epidemic as well as support they believe should be prioritized.

She also has 20 years of experience in development practice in i) Head of Monitoring and Evaluation of a Rural Development Project at ROSE-Echanges and financed by the FAO in Benin and ii) coordination of several projects of education and vocational integration of girls in LARES and financed by the Swiss Cooperation.

She also involved in consultation teams in Benin and the sub-region funded by several partners such as Swiss Cooperation, Aid and Action, World Bank, European Union, ECOWAS, GIZ, USAID, Louvain Cooperation and Belgian NGO Eclosio around the missions of institutional capacity building, monitoring and evaluation of projects, formulation and evaluation of projects of development in gender, local development, rural development, food security, education and literacy.







[1] LARES : Laboratory of Analyses Regional and Social Expertise

[1] LARDES : Laboratory of Analyses and Researches on Economic and Social Processes

Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Education and training, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and food security


Title Country Themes
Introducing ICT-enabled climate services to build smallholder farmers resilience: evidence from an experimental study in Benin Benin Gender & women’s empowerment , Agriculture and food security , Climate change
Field experiments to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Benin Benin Health and nutrition
"Evaluation of the soy productivity improvement pilot project in the Agricultural Development Pole 4 in Benin: An experimental study of the gender-differentiated Impact Benin Gender & women’s empowerment , Agriculture and food security


Dr Esther Ogouniyi Adimi

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